Returning to work as a teacher after a stem cell transplant - ideas and advice please?
Any stem cell recipients who returned to work as a teacher here? What were your experiences?
I am recovering from a stem cell transplant (Nov 2019) and have been advised not to return to work as a Secondary school English teacher until January as I'm still on immuno suppressant drugs, haven't had childhood vaccinations re-administered, and to shield because of covid. I've used up all sick pay and have been working from home for 6 hours per week. I had hoped I would've returned to work full time and in person by now, and my current income is not enough to pay the bills. I would need to be on half pay in order to do so. I'm 44yo.
What suggestions can I take to my employer as to how my role as a secondary school English teacher can be adapted in the time taken until January? Or, if I was to ask to be put on unpaid leave for 6-12 months, what job could I safely do that would cover bills in the meantime?
Many thanks in advance for your insights!